Comparing Plato's Impulsive Decisions In Romeo And Juliet

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The Greek Philosopher, Plato once said “A good decision is based on Knowledge, and not on numbers. What Plato means by this is when we make a quick decisions are going to rely on our instincts, and we will not consider the facts. Both the authors Suzanne Collins and William Shakespeare show that they agree with Plato through the quick decisions made by their characters.In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare it is presented that when an event happens people will make selfish impulsive decisions. The author Suzanne Collins shows, in Catching fire, that, like Shakespeare, when something happens people will make quick decisions, but unlike Shakespeare she believes that it is our instinct to make these decisions selflessly. The author…show more content…
One example of this is when all the tribute stand together and hold hands on live tv as a sign that the districts were all united against the capitol. This decision is made impulsively because none of the tributes talked to the others about doing this. It is also made selflessly because they know they would be punished for this in the arena but they go through with it anyways because they needed to inspire the districts to rebel. Another impulsive action is finnick’s decision to revive Peeta after he had been electrocuted. This was impulsive because it says on page 280 “His fingers touch points on Peeta’s neck, run over the bones in his ribs and his spine. Then he pinches Peeta’s nostrils shut,” this shows that it is Finnick’s instinct to help. This was also made selflessly because he had nothing to lose from Peeta’s death and he just could have let him pass, but he helped anyways. Another example of selfless impulsive decisions is Mags sacrificing herself. This was impulsive because no one is planning on poisonous fog coming and it was also selfless because she sacrificed her life so that others could live. Collins used these examples to show that when something happens people will be impulsed to do something and that it is instinct to do the right
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